Emmetsburg's High School Vocal Music program will present its' Spring "Grand Finale" Concert "A Celebration of Choral Achievement" this Sunday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Various vocal groups will perform during the evening, along with individuals, including enior BriAna Campbell performing her Division I rated State contest piano solo, along with the Outstanding Performance Award Mixed Double Quartet of "Three Madrigals"
Other performances will include selections by EHS staff member Dan Dooley, a duet by Chris and Hannah Van Heuvelen that they will perform at a national Talent search later in the spring and a number by Mr. Fog and several students.
The EHS Show Choirs are coming off a great year of competition in which they earned six Class Championships, and Overall Championship and five finals qualifications and the Middle School Show Choir earned a Class Championship and a runner-up in their contests this year.
The Concert Choir, Mens Chorus and Womens Chorus earned Superior Ratings (Division I) at the Festival Disney Music Contest at Disney World in Orlando last week. The Concert Choir will perform their contest and graduation selections. Featured will be a reprise of the beautiful "In Remembrance" accompanied by Denise Haack on French horn.
To conclude the evening, choir alumni are invited to join the combined Mixed and Concert Choir to sing "God Is Our Refuge" by Alan Pote- a choral staple of the Mixed Chorus for many years.
"This group of young people has exceeded all expectations this school year." commented Mr. Fog. "We expected wonderful things from them this year and they have worked hard and succeeded at every challenge laid out for them this year. This has not been because of blessed talent, but due to effort and dedication every day."
"I am so proud of this group of young people, and I know the audience will really appreciate them on Sunday evening.". We sincerely hope that the auditorium will be filled for this program of outstanding music. There is nothing like an appreciative audience to make all that effort worthwhile," Fog said.